The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says it’s feeling a renewed sense of optimism following the latest round of NAFTA negotiations.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and her, American and Mexican counterparts went before the microphones last week to announce the conclusion of a new chapter on anti-corruption. They also made significant progress on chapters relating to telecommunications and digital trade.
Small and medium-sized businesses in Canada are key partners in the tri-lateral pact, which helps facilitate about $1-trillion US in trades between the three.
The seventh and eighth round of talks are slated for this month and March, in Mexico and Washington.